Billy Letford, the goalkeeper in the St Columba BC’s photo of July 19, was quick to come on to name a team-mate.
Blether with Brown
Family and friends have organised a charity match for former Elmwood and Violet man Kenny Bunce.
Signing himself only as Bill on the Tele website, a reader was “saddened to hear of the death of Bob Griffin”.
Recently enjoying a refreshing ‘sarsaparilla’ at the Ship Inn, Broughty Ferry, in the company of my good lady, four gentlemen joined us at the table.
As promised on August 9, here is a selection of photos submitted by Laurie Neilson. The pictures regard Station Park or “The Common” in what is now the Barnhill area.
Stuart Watt is looking for information on his great grandad John ‘Jock’ Paterson, who played for Dundee, Preston, Sunderland and QPR. “He was born in 1896 and is listed in the A-Z of Preston and Sunderland,” said Stuart (firstname.lastname@example.org). “However, I can’t find anything with QPR and Dundee.”
Rob Boag has asked me to thank John Gallacher for enlightening him on the date that Harp’s home ground Beechwood Park was established (1940).
Blether with Brown: Dens Park legend Ian Ure… ‘In 1963, Dundee would DEFINITELY have beaten Benfica at Wembley’
The same Dundee-AC Milan celebration night, which prompted the BwB story on June 21 about ex-Dens Parker Alex Stuart, was also attended by other Dundee FC European Cup squad players Bobby Wishart, Pat Liney, Bobby Waddell, Ian Ure and George Ryden.
The third and final point from Bob Blyth concerns one of his former pupils.
Jim Murdoch tells me he used to follow Raith Rovers home and away and started going to see the Stark’s Park side a few years after the team recorded a rather special victory.
It was as far back as May 10 that P Ward’s photo of St Clement’s FC was featured.
A few articles in recent weeks prompted Bob Blyth to get in touch with further information.
Bob Blyth’s next subject was the Lochee Harp team featured on May 31, featuring goalscorer supreme Davie Forbes.
Gordon Reid, who relayed the YM Anchorage story on July 5, wasn’t, as it turned out, in the 1951 photo of the team I published with the story.
Several readers came in with names of the players in that YM photo, and quick off the mark was current Tayport Juniors FC supremo Abby Oswald.
In the journal of quaint or strange football team names, Johnshaven Dauntless would surely have a chapter all to themselves.
Broughty Ferry’s Fergus Baird, who frequents the Fisherman’s Tavern in the town, sent in a photo of Wallacetown Primary School football team around 1955.
Frank Jordan relayed the sad news that his friend Jim Kenny had recently passed away.
Ron Gowans recently came across a photo from the 1970s of his team St Columba’s BC.
Gary Taylor, along with a trusted band of fellow-coaches, does fine sterling work with the various age-group football teams in the successful Dryburgh Boys Club in Dundee.